Lazy Reading for 2017/01/22

Thinkpieces, this week.

Your tea link of the week: Scary photo of an Indian tea plantation

 

In Other BSDs for 2017/01/21

Accidental theme this week: books.

Minor format fixes

I had a spurious carriage return in the RSS feed output that some I think xerxes based RSS readers like spaRSS didn’t like.  It’s fixed now – can someone else running spaRSS confirm in a comment?   Or just confirm that you aren’t getting RSS errors now if you were for the last few days.

Lazy Reading for 2017/01/15

“Old consumer computers” is this week’s accidental theme.

Your unrelated video of the week: Turbo Encabulator.  There’s more like that out there, like the Rockwell Retro Encabulator.

 

In Other BSDs for 2017/01/14

This turned into a BSD User Group event list, which makes me happy.  There was nothing like that 3 or 5 or whatever years ago.

 

Significant memory handling changes in DragonFly

If you are on DragonFly -master, now is a good time to update.  Matthew Dillon has been changing how DragonFly handles locking and memory use, with differences in the vmstat structure and page coloring, some memory settings, and many other locking changes.  I am only linking to a few examples.  If you don’t want to dig through those links for performance numbers, he summarized his changes and their effects in a post to users@.

Lazy Reading for 2017/01/08

I hope you have lots of time to read today.

In Other BSDs for 2017/01/07

There’s always a rush of links after a holiday, as people sit at home and catch up on what they’ve wanted to do.